This is a copy of the original
lithograph which was in a larger size and printed in a total edition of
Due to the popularity of
the image, it was
reprinted in smaller dimensions and a larger edition size (possibly as
It may also have been printed on black paper (instead of just this filament Japon paper) but we do not have certain documentation on it. The original lithograph was sold for $17,500.
In 1958 when the original lithograph
was created Picasso bought a 14th century château near
His 75th anniversary
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art while 150 of his ceramics were
Picasso began to send payments to assist Fernand Olivier (his love from 1904-1912) until she died in 1966. He was mad at her for earlier having published selections from her memoirs. Her book, Loving Picasso, was not published until 1988.